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Domain Name Trades - Is there a market?

Labeled as discuss in General Domain Discussion, started by Robbie, Jun 16, 2020

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Would you trade a domain name instead of a sale?

  1. Yes

    7 votes
    46.7%
  2. No

    8 votes
    53.3%
Total: 15 vote(s)
  1. Robbie

    Robbie RobbiesBlog.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I have been thinking for a while is there a market for domain name trades, not sales but allow domain name investors to trade their names in full or partial i.e. Name + $$$ transaction?

    It used to happen in the industry back in the day, I traded a few names myself.

    What does everyone think? Should we have a section on NamePros dedicated for Domain Name Trades?

    Would an Escrow service need to be used? if yes
     
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  2. BrandCollectors.com

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    domains are not stocks)
     
  3. Robbie

    Robbie RobbiesBlog.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I know but you can still trade them i.e I own BookCase.us and you own Robbie.com - We agree to trade (swap/transfer) to one another instead of a cash transaction.
     
  4. bmugford

    bmugford www.DataCube.com PRO VIP ICA Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I have been asked countless times in the time I have been in this field if I would consider a trade. I think that might have lead to a few trades ever.

    The problem is really the same with the domain buy requests. There is a major gap between both sides.

    You have people who overvalue their domains and undervalue others. There is usually a major disparity in quality between the domain one party wants and the one they offering.

    Brad
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2020
  5. Magul

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    Yes, bring the domain trades.
     
  6. ultradog

    ultradog Established Member

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    Trades have been suggested numerous times (by strangers), but without an escrow party to do it, and lacking an agreed-upon equivalent cash value, I've never done one. I think it's a maneuver that just adds problems since we don't live in a barter economy.
     
  7. capybara

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    The registrar Which Must Not Be Named can do domain trades. Although they charge $75 minimum that is about 75 average NP-sold domains worth, probably too expensive :smuggrin:
     
  8. Magul

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    As far as I know, Epik.com offers escrow service for domain trades.
     
  9. Magul

    Magul White Bread is Head VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    :xf.smile:
     
  10. lock

    lock free.marketing VIP

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    Tax kills the idea as someone would have to trade down and still pay tax on a perceived value.
    Rental pool might be a more achievable idea.
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2020

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